The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 695 815 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 19.14% 20.08% 22.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.26% 58.63% 62.78%
Number of salaries quoted 631 698 821
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
SQL Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1193 1390 1475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 32.85% 34.25% 35.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1034 1185 1311
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +5 63 £39,000 +11.42% 13
Stockport +7 50 £36,000 -10.00% 13
Altrincham +2 21 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Rochdale 0 19 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Cheadle +2 13 £30,000 - 2
Wigan -5 12 £36,250 -9.37% 5
Sale +3 9 £26,000 -38.82% 2
Oldham -1 4 £35,250 +23.68% 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £32,500 - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 781 (53.75%) .NET
2 752 (51.75%) C#
3 659 (45.35%) SQL
4 598 (41.16%) ASP.NET
5 497 (34.21%) Microsoft
6 472 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
7 430 (29.59%) MVC
8 404 (27.80%) HTML
9 361 (24.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 350 (24.09%) Windows
11 347 (23.88%) JavaScript
12 340 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 324 (22.30%) CSS
14 301 (20.72%) WCF
15 282 (19.41%) TDD
16 264 (18.17%) ASP.NET MVC
17 255 (17.55%) T-SQL
18 246 (16.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 236 (16.24%) MS Excel
20 230 (15.83%) XML
21 217 (14.93%) Web Services
21 217 (14.93%) jQuery
22 211 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
23 196 (13.49%) Finance
24 173 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
25 170 (11.70%) .NET Framework
26 167 (11.49%) Degree
27 166 (11.42%) Scrum
28 157 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
29 152 (10.46%) HTML5

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 119 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 101 (6.95%) IIS
3 78 (5.37%) Node.js
4 69 (4.75%) MS Exchange
5 35 (2.41%) Umbraco
6 34 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (2.20%) CMS
8 31 (2.13%) WebSphere
9 27 (1.86%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.45%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 18 (1.24%) Apache
12 17 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
13 16 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.76%) Drupal
16 8 (0.55%) SAS
Applications
1 236 (16.24%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.47%) MS Office
3 19 (1.31%) PowerPivot
4 12 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.41%) Tridion
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.069%) Magento
7 1 (0.069%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.069%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 100 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.72%) Office 365
4 24 (1.65%) IBM PureFlex
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (0.55%) GitHub
6 8 (0.55%) SaaS
7 6 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.069%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.069%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 72 (4.96%) SAN
2 55 (3.79%) Internet
3 44 (3.03%) DNS
4 37 (2.55%) VPN
5 36 (2.48%) Firewall
6 34 (2.34%) LAN
7 29 (2.00%) DHCP
8 26 (1.79%) HTTP
8 26 (1.79%) TCP/IP
8 26 (1.79%) Intranet
9 24 (1.65%) WAN
10 16 (1.10%) VoIP
10 16 (1.10%) Ethernet
11 15 (1.03%) Broadband
12 10 (0.69%) FTP
12 10 (0.69%) IPv4
12 10 (0.69%) VLAN
12 10 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (0.69%) NAS
13 7 (0.48%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (24.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 340 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 246 (16.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 157 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 129 (8.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 123 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 111 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (6.81%) Relational Database
9 68 (4.68%) RDBMS
10 62 (4.27%) MySQL
11 45 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
12 44 (3.03%) Oracle Database
13 36 (2.48%) DB2
14 30 (2.06%) NoSQL
15 26 (1.79%) Big Data
16 25 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 24 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
17 24 (1.65%) OLAP
17 24 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
18 21 (1.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 101 (6.95%) NUnit
2 91 (6.26%) Visual Studio
3 83 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 82 (5.64%) Git (software)
5 46 (3.17%) Subversion
6 40 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 37 (2.55%) Selenium
8 34 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
9 27 (1.86%) Maven
10 22 (1.51%) MSTest
11 21 (1.45%) Moq
11 21 (1.45%) Cucumber
12 18 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 16 (1.10%) Mercurial
14 15 (1.03%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.83%) JUnit
16 7 (0.48%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.48%) ReSharper
17 6 (0.41%) Xcode
17 6 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 196 (13.49%) Finance
2 63 (4.34%) Games
3 44 (3.03%) Retail
4 37 (2.55%) Legal
5 28 (1.93%) Advertising
6 22 (1.51%) Marketing
7 16 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.96%) Local Government
9 13 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.69%) Banking
10 10 (0.69%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.48%) Law
12 6 (0.41%) Automotive
13 4 (0.28%) Back Office
14 3 (0.21%) iGaming
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
16 1 (0.069%) Front Office
16 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.069%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 850 (58.50%) Developer
2 400 (27.53%) .NET Developer
3 267 (18.38%) C# Developer
4 190 (13.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 179 (12.32%) Analyst
6 143 (9.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 132 (9.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 129 (8.88%) Senior Developer
9 107 (7.36%) DBA
10 97 (6.68%) Software Developer
11 90 (6.19%) SQL DBA
12 87 (5.99%) SQL Developer
13 76 (5.23%) Web Developer
14 69 (4.75%) Consultant
15 61 (4.20%) Architect
16 59 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
17 57 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
18 56 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 44 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
19 44 (3.03%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 781 (53.75%) .NET
2 598 (41.16%) ASP.NET
3 404 (27.80%) HTML
4 324 (22.30%) CSS
5 301 (20.72%) WCF
6 264 (18.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 230 (15.83%) XML
8 217 (14.93%) Web Services
8 217 (14.93%) jQuery
9 170 (11.70%) .NET Framework
10 152 (10.46%) HTML5
11 144 (9.91%) LINQ
12 99 (6.81%) WPF
12 99 (6.81%) REST
13 93 (6.40%) Entity Framework
14 86 (5.92%) Ajax
15 79 (5.44%) SOAP
16 77 (5.30%) AngularJS
17 75 (5.16%) KnockoutJS
18 69 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 173 (11.91%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.20%) Replication
3 59 (4.06%) Mobile App
4 55 (3.79%) NHS
5 52 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 38 (2.62%) Clustering
8 37 (2.55%) iPhone
9 34 (2.34%) Computer Science
10 32 (2.20%) User Experience
11 28 (1.93%) Management Information System
12 27 (1.86%) Statistics
13 26 (1.79%) Streaming Music
14 24 (1.65%) FlexPod
15 22 (1.51%) N-Tier
16 20 (1.38%) Visualisation
17 19 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
17 19 (1.31%) Client/Server
18 11 (0.76%) Mathematics
19 9 (0.62%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 350 (24.09%) Windows
2 93 (6.40%) Linux
3 82 (5.64%) Android
4 56 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (3.30%) UNIX
6 44 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (2.06%) AIX
9 27 (1.86%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (1.72%) Solaris
12 24 (1.65%) HPUX
12 24 (1.65%) OS/400
12 24 (1.65%) SUSE
12 24 (1.65%) zOS
13 22 (1.51%) Windows 7
14 16 (1.10%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.55%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (29.59%) MVC
3 282 (19.41%) TDD
4 211 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
5 166 (11.42%) Scrum
6 123 (8.47%) Web Application Development
7 118 (8.12%) OO
8 110 (7.57%) Project Management
9 107 (7.36%) Software Engineering
10 99 (6.81%) Web Development
11 95 (6.54%) Mentoring
12 85 (5.85%) Unit Testing
12 85 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
13 83 (5.71%) CRM
13 83 (5.71%) E-Commerce
14 82 (5.64%) ETL
15 77 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
16 74 (5.09%) Coaching
17 73 (5.02%) Dependency Injection
18 70 (4.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 752 (51.75%) C#
2 659 (45.35%) SQL
3 347 (23.88%) JavaScript
4 255 (17.55%) T-SQL
5 113 (7.78%) VB.NET
6 110 (7.57%) Java
7 78 (5.37%) VBA
8 56 (3.85%) C++
9 49 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 42 (2.89%) PHP
11 41 (2.82%) VB
12 30 (2.06%) C
13 19 (1.31%) Python
14 15 (1.03%) Objective-C
14 15 (1.03%) Ruby
15 12 (0.83%) VBScript
16 9 (0.62%) COBOL
16 9 (0.62%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.55%) Perl
17 8 (0.55%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 167 (11.49%) Degree
2 54 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (1.38%) MCP
4 18 (1.24%) MCSE
5 17 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 13 (0.89%) MCITP
7 11 (0.76%) MCSA
8 10 (0.69%) ISEB
8 10 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.69%) MCTS
9 9 (0.62%) CCNA
10 7 (0.48%) NCDA
11 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 6 (0.41%) MCPD
11 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.51%) QA
2 33 (2.27%) SLA
3 15 (1.03%) HL7
4 5 (0.34%) WAI
5 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) DICOM
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 93 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 52 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.65%) KVM
5 20 (1.38%) vSphere
6 14 (0.96%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.55%) XenApp
8 7 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.28%) pfSense
10 3 (0.21%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.21%) XenServer
11 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.14%) vCloud
11 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.14%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.069%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 24 (1.65%) Tivoli
2 9 (0.62%) Puppet
3 8 (0.55%) SCCM
4 5 (0.34%) SCOM
5 4 (0.28%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.28%) ARCserve
5 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.28%) cPanel
6 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.21%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.14%) MOM
7 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.14%) vMotion
8 1 (0.069%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.069%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 497 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 149 (10.25%) VMware
3 125 (8.60%) Oracle
4 57 (3.92%) Citrix
5 55 (3.79%) Cisco
6 52 (3.58%) NetApp
7 49 (3.37%) HP
8 44 (3.03%) Google
9 42 (2.89%) IBM
10 33 (2.27%) EMC
11 27 (1.86%) Juniper
11 27 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.86%) Tableau
12 26 (1.79%) Brocade
12 26 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 26 (1.79%) Symantec
12 26 (1.79%) SAP
13 24 (1.65%) BMC
13 24 (1.65%) CA
13 24 (1.65%) Sitecore
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Attractive to suit exp
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: Yesterday
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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GSA Techsource Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday